Marifé Hernández and her husband Joel Bell are considered excellent ambassadors for culture in New York City. Curiosity about the rest of the world and New York’s welcoming we are to the best of other continents, along with it’s own excellence, make it an international capital.”When I discover something wonderful, I want to share it, and I want all my friends to know about it, and I want everybody to go” said Marifé to fifty of her closest friends, gathered at her home on Thursday June 8th to learn of her newest endeavor, The International Circle of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.
“I discovered the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées when I was about eight or nine, because I was lucky enough to have a grandmother who took me to Paris every year and to this beautiful theater.” With this, she introduced the theater’s director general, Michel Franck, who explained, “ours is one of the most beautiful theaters in Paris. But what makes it special is intimacy; although it is relatively large, it always feels intimate, with all our seats no more than 30 meters from the stage. It is this atmosphere, a feeling of community, that makes us a family we hope you will join.”